Wetlands protection and management in Vietnam

The Legal Division of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Vietnam with the assistance of IUCN conducted a recent review of current legislation on wetlands in the country. Its aim was to provide the goverment with a basis for developing effective laws and regulations on wetland use. As Vietnam does not have any legal framework for wetland protection yet, it is proposed that the goverment promulgate a degree on the protection and management of wetlands.

Proposals for a national strategy on sustainable management of wetlands in Vietnam

National strategies need to be established in order to develop measures for the sustainable exploitation of natural resources, particularly wetlands. The strategies for the protection of wetlands are based on preventing the reduction of wetland areas and by maintaining their ability to moderate the surrounding environment. The strategy also promotes the participation of local people, goverment officials, and other stakeholders. This paper provides an outline of the proposals for the strategies.

The role of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cattagena Protocol on Biosafety in minimizing adverse effects of invasive alien species and living modified organisms

The introduction of alien species into ecosystems has the potential to adversely affect biological diversity. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international agreement with 182 member countries including 53 in Africa, requires parties to prevent the introduction of, control or eradicate those alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species. The parties to the Convention have developed guiding principles for the prevention, introduction, and mitigation of impacts of alien species, which are an important guide for managing species introductions.

Indonesia Aquaculture Futures 2018-2030

The goal of this project is to ensure the environmental sustainability of Indonesia’s aquaculture development while increasing production yet recognizing both socioeconomic and climate change factors.

Method

  • Update aquaculture models to reflect any changes in the matrix of species produced and/or production technologies.
  • Identify and review viable aquaculture improvements.
  • Detail these improved technologies and strategies, and model their influence on emissions.
  • Identify the ideal species/production technology matrix and share it with the Indonesian government and other institutions to access viability.
  • Produce a final report (available to the public) to initiate similar initiatives in other countries and promote the best technological advancements.

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